After two failed attempts, it looks 2023 will be the year Jake Paul will finally face Tommy Fury inside a ring.
The YouTuber turned boxer has put pen to paper to fight Fury twice before, but on both occasions the Brit has pulled out. The first due to injury and the second down to Visa issues when attempting to get into the US.
Tommy, half brother of WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, last fought on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition against Deji in Dubai on November 13th. He was scheduled to fight Paul Bamba, but weight issues meant he ended up facing last minute replacement, Rolly Lambert in an exhibition bout.
Paul’s last outing saw him knockdown MMA legend Anderson Silva on the way to an unanimous decision victory. It was The Problem Child’s career best performance against what on paper looked like his toughest test yet.
The brash American was on commentary duties for Fury’s last fight and things between the two descended into chaos after the final bell, with Tommy and his father, John Fury, trying to get to Paul at ringside.
That confrontation seems to have been the spark for the two to finally settle the score inside the ropes with Paul accepting the fight and setting a deadline for promoter Frank Warren.
When will Jake Paul fight Tommy Fury?
Jake Paul versus Tommy Fury looks set to take place in February 2023.
Where will Jake Paul and Tommy Fury fight?
The fight will likely be held in the UK, with Manchester and London the frontrunners to host.
Why was Jake Pul vs Tommy Fury cancelled?
Contracts for Jake Paul to face Tommy Fury have been signed for twice before, but on both occasions the Brit has pulled out. First the fight was cancelled after Fury suffered a bicep injury and a second proposed bout was cancelled due to Fury’s Visa issues.